Lauded as last year’s “Christmas miracle for the Twin Cities,” Myron Johnson’s Nutcracker (not so) Suite returns this holiday season, presented by James Sewell Ballet and The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts.

This year’s dazzling new costumes and choreography – complete with an over-the-top, Broadway-style opening number – promise even more thrills for audiences looking for something different from the standard holiday fare. Meanwhile, Steven Rydberg’s wacky and wonderful depiction of 1960s New York City transports audiences from the swanky Upper East Side into a beatnik downtown, all while accompanied by a life-size Barbie doll.

For even more adventurous audiences, there are four performances (listed below) designated as “Naughty Nutcrackers” that feature a bawdier, racier version of the show:
December 9 at 7:30pm
December 10 at 7:30pm
December 15 at 7:30pm
December 17 at 7:30pm

Tickets: thecowlescenter.org
Box Office: 612.206.3600
Tickets starting at $25

The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts, 528 Hennepin Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55403
Ann Erickson- aerickson@thecowlescenter.org, (612) 206-3630

The most delightful holiday event of the year returns for a third holiday season. Based on the original story, “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King,” by ETA Hoffman, St. Paul Ballet has re-imagined the star of this story as Clara. Zoé Emilie Henrot’s Clara’s Dream is fun for all ages; the 90-minute length is a perfect way to introduce young children to the power and beauty of classical dance with Tchiakovsky’s amazing and familiar score.

Last year the ballet unveiled breathtaking new scenery for the growing tree and the Land of the Sweets designed by Anne Henly along with shimmering new costumes for the Land of Snows by Christina Onusko. This is the second year of a three-year plan to enhance the production funded by a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, and audiences will see new scenery and props for the opening party scene.

Tickets are on sale now. Come enjoy a holiday audience favorite perfect for the whole family!

The O'Shaughnessy (2004 Randolph Ave | St Paul, MN 55105)
Brittany Adams- badams@spballet.org

Saturday, December 3, 8:00pm. Seating starts at 7:45.
$30. Your seat is not reserved until we receive payment.

Join Cassandra as she transforms the Jawaahir Studio Theater into a Cabaret starring Cassandra, Aleesa, Aliyah Sahar, Helen, and a surprise guest dancer! Intimate tables, delicious hors d'oeuvres, and an evening of fabulous dance and music.

Visit our website at http://www.jawaahir.org/EventDetails.htm for more information and to get tickets on-line.
Email Jenny at genmanager@jawaahir.org or call 612-872-6050 if you have any questions.

Jawaahir Studio, 3010 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, 55406 in the Hook & Ladder complex
Jenny Piper- genmanager@jawaahir.org, (612) 872-6050

Minnesota Dance Theatre (MDT) will present two free previews of Loyce Houlton’s Nutcracker Fantasy on Tuesday, December 6 at 1:00 and 2:00pm in the rotunda of Terminal 1-Lindbergh at MSP International Airport. Furthering MDT’s effort to make dance accessible to the community, this marks MDT’s third year participating in the Airport Foundation MSP Holiday Music Series.

A holiday must-see, Loyce Houlton’s Nutcracker Fantasy continues its tradition of enchanting audiences as it enters its second half century. More than 150 dancers, artists, and production professionals collaborate to create the magical and beloved production. For his fourteenth year, Philip Brunelle conducts the 44-piece Nutcracker Orchestra, masterfully interpreting Tchaikovsky’s brilliant composition. The beautiful choreography, lavish sets and costumes along with a multitude of scenic transformations ensure every moment is filled with dazzling delights.

MSP Airport International Airport – Terminal 1 Rotunda
Justin Leaf- info@mndance.org, (612) 338-0627

Dance Revolutions
Two world premieres and works by Luciana Achugar, Brian Brooks, Rosy Simas, and Marcus Jarrell Willis
Co-Directed by Ananya Chatterjea and Carl Flink
December 8-11, 2016
Whiting Proscenium Theatre, Rarig Center, West Bank University of Minnesota

Dance Revolutions ignites the Whiting Proscenium stage with a blaze of fresh talent and two world premieres, December 8-11 at the University of Minnesota’s Rarig Center. This thought-provoking, cutting edge program will include newly created works for and with dance students. The concert's design is a powerful example of the Dance Program's guiding mission to promote contemporary dance in a global context. Each artist's residency is supported by the Sage Cowles Land Grant Guest Artist Endowment.

UDT: Dance Revolutions tickets are available by calling U of M Arts /Events Ticket Office at 612 624-2345 or visit: dance.umn.edu

Nora Jenneman- jenne011@umn.edu

St. Olaf College senior dance majors present their senior capstone projects in performance and choreography.

Jacob John Borg and Chloe Chambers will perform solos by Jill Patterson, Visiting Assistant Professor in Theatre and Dance at Gustavus Adolphus College, and Mathew Janczewski, Artistic Director of Mathew Janczewski's ARENA DANCES, respectively. Shaina Andres and Julia Bassett will present group pieces they choreographed on St. Olaf College student dancers.

Come see the fruition of ideas ranging from home to the construction of space.

The concert is free and open to the public, with general seating and no ticket required.
Doors open at 7pm. Shows at 7:30pm.

Kelsey Theater, Theater Building, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN
J-P Douglas- douglas@stolaf.edu, (507) 786-2137

Friday, December 9, 5-9 pm
Saturday, December 10, 5-9 pm

Viewers are invited to come and go as they choose over the four-hour duration.

Just an Argument is the first manifestation of new body of solo work by Emily Gastineau, appearing as a four-hour durational movement practice. The work is born out of desire for control, desire to know everything, and desire without object at all. Just an Argument is concerned with the unabashed display of ego, the erotics of vulnerability, the regulation of emotion, and the weaponizing of knowledge.

Thinking alongside feminist writing that straddles autobiography, fiction and theory, the piece asks: Is dancing always or never first person? With this work, Gastineau measures the gap between hubris and humiliation, perfection and reality, language and embodiment. Employing a system of relational exchanges to negotiate the viewer’s projection, Just an Argument plays against the audience’s desire to witness confession and experience catharsis.

Fresh Oysters Performance Research, 512 East 24th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Emily Gastineau- emily.gastineau@gmail.com

Don't miss out on the beloved holiday classic with a Minnesota twist!

Twin Cities Ballet’s original A Minnesota Nutcracker is a cherished holiday tradition and one of the most-attended holiday dance events in the Twin Cities, and deemed one of the twelve essential holiday season events by MPR.

While retaining all the magic and familiar traditions loved by so many, A Minnesota Nutcracker adds local flare with Minnesota settings and custom designed Minnesota-centric backdrops.

Accompanied by the iconic Tchaikovsky music, Clara, Drosselmeyer, and guests dance and dream from historic Rice Park and Summit Avenue in St. Paul, to the snowy banks of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, to the magnificent palace of the Sugar Plum Fairy.

A Minnesota Nutcracker promises delightful entertainment for the whole family, from ballet novices to loyal patrons alike!

Tickets available in person at the Ames Center Box Office, or online at http://bit.ly/1YDCWna

Ames Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave, Burnsville, MN 55337

Follow a young dancer, Marie, on a festive journey of music, dance and drama as she explores the twist and turns of the ”most wonderful time of the year”.

Experience the magic and heart of Minnesota Dance Collaborative’s unique company as talented dancers perform a variety of dance styles to the backdrop of a familiar yet ever-changing tale created by the collaboration of MDC’s storytellers and actors.

We invite you to become part of our new holiday tradition!

Southern Theater, 1420 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis MN 55454
Holly Bryant- mndancecollaborative@gmail.com, (952) 261-4852

Once again, imaginative minds everywhere are flocking to Minnesota’s outlandish holiday favorite running December 16-23, 2016. Experience the beautiful choreography of Loyce Houlton danced by MDT company, guest artists and children of the school, with the brilliant music of Tchaikovsky in the 44-piece Nutcracker Orchestra led by Philip Brunelle. Continuing its tradition of enchanting audiences, Loyce Houlton’s Nutcracker Fantasy remains one of Minnesota’s most treasured holiday events.

Enhance the magic with A Sparkling Festivi-Tea on Sunday, December 18.

“…a marvel of balletic storytelling.” – Star Tribune
“Loyce Houlton’s ‘Nutcracker Fantasy’ continues its reign as the gold standard of “Nutcrackers” in Minnesota.” – Star Tribune

Tickets: State Theatre Box Office, 1-800-982-2787, http://bit.ly/2f4BqJK

State Theatre | 805 Hennepin Avenue | Minneapolis, MN 55402
Justin Leaf- info@mndance.org, (612) 338-0627

Every year, delightful nuances are added to this magical production of Ballet Minnesota's The Classic Nutcracker. Guest soloist Violeta Angelova, currently a soloist with The Suzanne Farrell Ballet, and Ballet Master Matthew Prescott, formerly of the Joffrey Ballet, will perform as the Sugar Plum Fairy and Cavalier. Joining these guest artists will be Ballet Minnesota Company members in key solos: Annie Nimmo, Aaron Davies, Laura Janson, Casey Juul, Leta Triebold, Nik Nelson, Apprentice Gretchen Gerlach and more than 100 students from the Classical Ballet Academy.

Husband and wife team, Andrew and Cheryl Rist, are at the helm of Ballet MN and CBA.

Purchase your tickets now by calling The O’Shaughnessy box office at 651-690-6700. Ask about group rates! Order online at http://oshag.stkate.edu/event/nutcracker

Friday, December 16 at 7:30pm
Saturday, December 17 at 2:00pm and 7:30pm
Sunday, December 18 at 2:00pm
Tickets: $18-$44; special group rates available

O'Shaugnessy Auditorium, 2004 Randolph Ave, on the campus of St. Catherine's University, Saint Paul, MN
Carolyn Will- carolyn@cwcommunications.info, (612) 414-9661

A holiday favorite! See the famous poem "The Night Before Christmas" brought to life on stage through the magic of dance. Perfect for all ages - come see Santa and his reindeer dance!

Saturday, December 17 at 7pm
Sunday, December 18 at 2pm

TICKETS ON SALE NOW at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2712787
(Children two and under are free!)

Shakopee High School Auditorium
Danielle Ricci- danielle.borealisdance@gmail.com, (512) 541-6187


TU Dance Center offers two six-week adult workshops this fall with Thern Anderson and Tina Anderson Wallum. Registration for the second six-week workshop session is open! The second session runs through December 4.

Adult Beginning Ballet with Tina Anderson Wallum
Sundays, 1:00pm-2:30pm

Adult Beginning Modern 1 with Thern Anderson
Wednesdays, 7:00pm-8:30pm

Tina's ballet class emphasizes alignment, placement and somatic awareness.The class consists of barre and center work that focuses on balance, classical line, connecting steps, and simple turns and jumps.

Thern's modern class teaches body and spatial awareness, rhythm and phrasing, ensemble dancing and injury prevention.

Drop-in students are welcome to attend any workshop class at a rate of $15 per class (cash, check or credit card at TU Dance Center).

TU Dance Center, 2121 University Ave. W., St. Paul, MN 55114
Laurel Keen- education@tudance.org, (612) 605-1925

TU Dance Center offers a six-week Inversion Modern Dance workshop with Jennifer Ilse on Tuesdays from 8-9:30pm, running through December 6 (no classes November 21-27).

This workshop is for intermediate and advanced dancers with some experience in inversions, such as gymnastics, breakdancing, or yoga, or for those who get excited when there are handstands and cartwheels in modern dance classes!

Jennifer's inversion dance is an ever-growing vocabulary that is fluid and strong, soft and powerful, while working the body with economy of movement. Drawing from modern dance and movement vocabularies in capoeira, yoga, gymnastics, Hawkins, and contemporary approaches to movement, build your movement possibilities with the full body in contact with the floor and walls.

Online pre-registration required for the full session; $85 for the full six-week session; $15 for a single class (exact cash or check only at TU Dance Center).

TU Dance Center, 2121 University Ave. W., St. Paul, MN 55114
Laurel Keen- education@tudance.org, (612) 605-1925

with Cari Riis Stemmler and Roger Gonzalez Hibner

Friday, December 2, 2016 to Sunday, December 4, 2016
Friday, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday, 11:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Reformer 2 includes intermediate exercises and modifications designed for group and individual instruction. Teaching successful classes to clients at different levels of ability is emphasized, along with variations on sequences and progressing your class from the beginning to intermediate level.

Reformer 1, Movement Principles

Class: $499.00 (regular)
Materials Fee (manual and video): $80.00

Paragon Pilates & Physical Therapy, 5101 Vernon Ave S Ste 2A, Edina, MN 55436
Ginny Massie, ginny@paragonpilatespt.com or Cari Riis Stemmler- cari@paragonpilatespt.com, (952) 405-9765

Young Dance welcomes Otto from Body Cartography Project, three Saturday mornings in December.
He will lead an embodied practice in movement expression and creation using the somatic approach of Body-Mind Centering®.

December 3 and 10, class will be held at the Cowles Center for Dance, studio 2B
December 17, class will be held at Barton Open School, 4237 Colfax Ave South Minneapolis, MN 55409.

10:00-11:00 a.m.
Ages: 10-18 yrs

TO REGISTER email: info@youngdance.org
DROP-INS welcome: $10/class to drop in.
EMAIL or call with questions: info@youngdance.org, 612-423-3064

Cowles Center for Dance, 2B, 528 Hennepin Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55403
Jennifer Glaws- jennifer@youngdance.org, (612) 423-3064

Six Weeks of Feldenkrais Awareness Through Motion (ATM) Lessons with Galen David
Mondays at 5 PM – December 5 and 12.
Fresh Oysters Performance Research | 512 E 24th St, Minneapolis, MN 55404

The movement content of ATM lessons is drawn from an understanding of developmental movement patterns and is influenced by disciplines such as yoga and the martial arts. While the actions explored in any given lesson can be quite varied, the objective is always to facilitate a clearer sense of how a person does what they do, independent of what they may be doing.

Galen David is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitionercm and has been studying the Feldenkrais Method since 2007. He graduated in November 2015 from the Movement Educators Santa Fe 5 Feldenkrais® Professional Training Program.

Eben Kowler- eben.kowler@gmail.com, (612) 849-9778

with Cari Riis Stemmler

Friday, December 9, 2016
From: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Low back pain encompasses a wide variety of possible conditions, and working with clients who have low back pain can be overwhelming. This mentor workshop for Pilates teachers will cover some of the most common issues seen in the low back and help you as a teacher assess the safest protocol and exercise selection for your client.

Taught by Cari Riis Stemmler, BB Pilates Master Teacher, PMA Gold® CPT, CPT
Two hours
Fee: $75

Paragon Pilates & Physical Therapy, 5101 Vernon Ave S Ste 2A, Edina, MN 55436
Ginny Massie- ginny@paragonpilatespt.com or Cari Riis Stemmler- ari@paragonpilatespt.com, (952) 405-9765

Workshop Dates:
Friday, December 9: 5-7pm
Saturday, December 10: 10:30am-3:30pm
Sunday, December 11: 11am-1:30pm

To register, email your name and contact info to Jennifer Arave

$150.00-200.00 sliding scale
Drop in days available (Friday and Saturday)

Mail in a check to:
Jennifer Arave
1209 Tyler Street NE Suite 170,
Mpls, MN 55413 (Attn: Jennifer Arave)


Pay Via Pay Pal:
Go to Pay Pal, click send and request (across the top menu bar), click pay or send money, then click send money to family or friends. Enter: Aravejl@yahoo.com, enter: amount, enter or choose bank account you would like to withdrawal from, press send.

The Klein Technique has been in Development since the mid 1970's. It is a cohesive movement system that connects the body and mind. The result, over time, is clarity and sureness of movement, fluidity, and a new level of understanding the innate intelligence of one's own body.

Thank you Cowles Center for the donation of the space!

The Cowles Center, Target Studio, 528 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Jennifer Arave- aravejl@yahoo.com, (612) 432-1512

with Ginny Massie

Saturday, December 10, 2016
From: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Learn the traditional Intermediate Mat workout sequence in a casual atmosphere, plus ask the questions you've always meant to ask during a class! Explore modifications and advancements plus release techniques within the workout. A short handout and online video are included.
Prerequisites: No osteoporosis

Instructor: Ginny Massie, PMA-CPT, Balanced Body Pilates Faculty
Hours: Two
Regular Fee: $84

Paragon Pilates & Physical Therapy, 5101 Vernon Ave S Ste 2A, Edina, MN 55436
Ginny Massie- ginny@paragonpilatespt.com, (952) 405-9765

Move BIG with and alongside Alternative Motion Project's company members in a physical, fun and energetic modern dance class! Taught by Co-Artistic Directors, Kristin Howe + Joanna Lees, this class will start with a centering warm-up, finding a nuanced connection throughout the entire body and growing in size, rigor and specificity through movement vocabulary from AMP's repertory. Explore ways to push the boundaries of the body's movement potential and connect with the rich dance community the Twin Cities has to offer!

For intermediate/advanced dancers.

Wednesday, December 14
Friday, December 16

Studio 5B at The Cowles Center
528 Hennepin Ave, Fifth Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55403

$15 per single class
$26 for two classes

Cash, check and credit card accepted.

Kristin Howe- alternativemotionproject@gmail.com, (952) 843-3408

Unlocking the Thoracic Spine: A Key Strategy for Liberating the Neck and Shoulder

This exercise-based workshop for Pilates teachers will focus on Pilates exercises designed to open and mobilize the thoracic spine. When the thoracic spine is more mobile and able to move freely, there will be less stress on the surrounding structures and will therefore allow more function throughout the neck and shoulder.

Date: Friday, December 16, 2016
Time: 4-6pm
Fee: $75

Paragon Pilates & Physical Therapy, 5101 Vernon Ave S Ste 2A, Edina, MN 55436
Ginny Massie, ginny@paragonpilatespt.com or Cari Riis Stemmler- cari@paragonpilatespt.com, (952) 405-9765

This course will focus on the use of movement, dance and body-based techniques to work with groups, couples, families and other therapeutic relationships. It will explore the ways that non-verbal expressions can be used to assess and guide interventions. Students will deepen their embodied understanding of dance/movement therapy theory, principles, and techniques for specific populations, issues and diagnoses. The course will also continue to emphasize a multi-cultural understanding of body awareness, movement and dance. This course is approved by the American Dance Therapy Association, for Alternate Route R-DMT credit.

Friday, February 24, 2017 - noon-7 pm
Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 9:30-5:30 pm
Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 10-6 pm
Monday, February 27, 2017 - 9-4 pm

Instructors: Barbara Nordstrom-Loeb MA, MFA, BC-DMT, LMFT, CMA, SEP; Paul Sevett MA, BC-DMT, LICSW
For registration or information contact: Barbara: loebx001@umn.edu; or Paul zsevett@mac.com

Center for Performing Arts- Mpls MN
Barbara Nordstrom-Loeb- loebx001@umn.edu, (612) 916-1829


St. Paul Ballet is looking for one male dancer for upcoming spring show.

Dancer should be a strong, ballet-trained professional with classical partnering skills.

Must be available for rehearsals between December 16-22 and also available to rehearse three times per week between January and the first week of March.

Performances are the last weekend of February and first weekend in March.

Interested applicants should send their resume to Zoe Henrot (zhenrot@spballet.org) and may be asked to audition in person during St. Paul Ballet company class.

St. Paul Ballet | 655 Fairview Ave. N, St. Paul, MN

Off-Leash Area is looking for dancers who call themselves an orphan for a new performance led by Jennifer Ilse titled Dancing on the Belly of the Beast. Our desire is to have as many people from the dance community as possible participating in this honoring of a life stage. All Twin Cities dancers whose parents have all passed are invited to participate.

The performances will be at the Ritz Theater on June 23-25. Performers will need to be available for all performances and tech rehearsals.

There are several options for time commitment depending on performer availability, including a small group of professional modern dance based performers who will be involved in a community art connection and the core development of the project. All performers will be paid.

Jennifer Ilse- offleash@offleasharea.org, (612) 724-7372


Great location at 3010 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis. Jawaahir Dance Company studio at the corner of Minnehaha and Lake next door to the police station. Over 2000 square feet with windows, two mirrored walls, and a sprung hardwood floor. Off-street parking and bike rack. Only two blocks from the Lake Street / Midtown light rail station, and on the 7, 21, 27, and 53 bus routes. Fully handicapped accessible.

Bloomington location at 9050 Lyndale Avenue in the lower level of the Great Bear Center. Bright space of 900 square feet with one full mirrored wall and one partial. Double ballet barres. Small sitting area.

Visit our website at http://jawaahir.org/SpaceRental.htm for photos and more information.
Email Jenny at genmanager@jawaahir.org or call 612-872-6050 for pricing and availability.

Jenny Piper- genmanager@jawaahir.org, (612) 872-6050

Located conveniently at the intersection of University Ave. and Fairview Ave. N., St. Paul Ballet offers spacious studio space for rent when available.

All studios include ballet barres, wall mounted mirrors, sound system and marley sprung flooring. Parking is free and light rail transit stop is three short blocks away.

For more information on hourly rate, availability and scheduling, please contact Andrea Lane with the information below.

St. Paul Ballet | 655 Fairview Ave. N, St. Paul, MN
Andrea Lane - ALane@spballet.org

The Resistance Movement is offering studios to rent when requested and available.

The Resistance Movement has two beautiful studios with hardwood, sprung dance floors. Studio one is 800 square feet with full front and partial stage left mirrors lit by large windows. Studio two is 600 square feet with front and stage right mirrors along with sliding doors for privacy. Both studios have a surround sound feature, sprung floors, natural light and light dimming options.

The fitness boutique has secure free lockers, luxurious showers, water station, seating area and locker room for use.

The Resistance Movement is located in Lowertown, Saint Paul off I-94/35. There is parking along the street. Parking is free all day on Sundays and weekdays before 8:00am!

The Resistance Movement 205 E 7th Street St. Paul, MN 55101
Alexa Lautenbach- info@resistancemovementfitness.com, (651) 225-8878

TU Dance Center is offering its spacious dance studios for rent when available.

TU Dance Center has studios that are 33x56 feet (Studio 1) and 21x46 feet (Studio 2) with sprung floors and Marley-type surface, fixed and portable barres, mirrors, pianos, sound equipment, high ceilings and natural light. The Center also features an air conditioned green room, kitchenette and dressing room, and free off-street parking.

TU Dance Center is convenient to both Minneapolis and St. Paul from I-94/Vandalia exit. Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side.

TU Dance Center, 2121 University Ave. W., St. Paul, MN 55114
Abdo Sayegh Rodriguez- abdo.sayegh@tudance.org, (612) 605-1925


MDT’s Open Adult Division offers drop-in ballet classes for adults (ages 16 and older) who wish to enjoy the physical and aesthetic benefits of dance. These classes provide opportunities for exercise, stretching, and toning of the body and an exploration of dance as an art form in a noncompetitive atmosphere.

BALLET FUNDAMENTALS - Preregistration required
Tuesday, 7:00-8:30pm
Next Session: January 3 - March 21, 2017

Sunday, 11:30am-1:00pm
Tuesday, 7:00-8:30pm

Monday, 6:45-8:15pm
Saturday, 9:00-10:30am

Wednesday, 7:00-8:30pm
Thursday, 7:00-8:30pm, Pointe 8:30-9:00pm

Sunday, 11:15am-12:45pm, Pointe 12:45-1:15pm

Monday–Friday, 9:30-11:00am
Saturday, 10:30am-Noon

Class Prices:
90-minute class $15
Barre only $10
30-minute pointe class $5
10-class card $110
5-class card $60
10-pointe class card $40

Minnesota Dance Theatre, 528 Hennepin Avenue, 6th Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Justin Leaf- justin.leaf@mndance.org, (612) 338-0627

Erin Thompson teaches fall modern dance classes at Zenon. Classes explore experiential anatomy, ease and efficiency of movement, and power from the floor in locomotion.

Advanced Modern
Thursdays - 9:30am-11:00am, with live accompaniment

$14 per 90-minute class ($1 off for professionals) / $130 for a ten-class card

Zenon Dance School | 528 Hennepin Avenue | Cowles Center, 4th Floor
Erin Thompson- thomp065@umn.edu, (612) 221-3186

Classes designed for students who wish to begin or continue dance training for health, recreation or self-enrichment. Each student is encouraged to grow as an individual artist and to participate at their own pace. Classes are taught by teachers dedicated to the growth and fostering of ballet as an art form and believe dance contributes to a healthy lifestyle. Classes emphasize overall body conditioning and encourage an aesthetic appreciation of dance. All classes are accompanied by professional musicians who collaborate with our teachers just as in our pre-professional program and for our professional dancers.
Our drop-in program allows students a flexible schedule that meets the needs of both the working professional and busy student.

St. Paul Ballet | 655 Fairview Ave. N, St. Paul, MN
Brittany Adams- badams@spballet.org

Join us Monday-Friday from 10-11:30AM and take your morning ballet class from some of the Twin Cities' finest teachers.

Parking is FREE and studio is located a few short blocks away from light rail transit.
$10 professional rate (please bring copy of current contract to verify).

Note: These classes are attended by St. Paul Ballet Company. Check our website for any potential class cancellations due to SPB community events or performances. Teaching artists are subject to change.

Classes run through May 27, 2017

Mondays 10:00-11:30am ⎪ Teaching Artist: Marianne Raub
Tuesdays 10:00-11:30am ⎪ Teaching Artist: Barbara Weinstine
Wednesdays 10:00-11:30am ⎪ Teaching Artist: Jeffrey Hankinson
Thursdays 10:00-11:30am ⎪ Teaching Artist: Maureen Haworth
Fridays 10:00-11:30am ⎪ Teaching Artist: Laura Greenwell

St. Paul Ballet | 655 Fairview Ave. N, St. Paul, MN
Brittany Adams- badams@spballet.org

St. Paul Ballet is pleased to offer tuition-free classes for our young men ages seven through eleven in our boys club.

Classes feature an introduction to ballet conditioning, flexibility and technique. Plenty of jumping and strength exercises taught by a male teacher.

Classes are held:
Monday, 4:30-5:15pm and Saturday, 1:00-1:45pm

Contact the School of St. Paul Ballet for more information on this exciting opportunity!

St. Paul Ballet | 655 Fairview Ave. N, St. Paul, MN
Brittany Adams- badams@spballet.org

The Resistance Movement is currently the only studio in Minnesota to offer bodyART®

bodyART® is a functional and holistic training method that will enhance your quality of movement as a dancer. Classes are performed barefoot with your body as your only equipment, relying on your breath to carry you through this action packed class. Focusing on yin and yang qualities – or passive and dynamic energies – this class will create balance within your mind, body and soul.

Classes consist of exercises unique to bodyART® as well as movement inspired by martial arts, yoga, physical therapy, dance and classical conditioning. Awarded as ‘Best International Concept’ by ECA OBOW awards in New York City, bodyART® is being hailed as the most progressive and effective fitness modality in the world.

“It’s a class you just have to experience.”

Experience something new and reward your body to this refreshing and invigorating training method.

Sign up for a class today at The Resistance Movement.

The Resistance Movement 205 E 7th Street St. Paul, MN 55101
Alexa Lautenbach- alexa@resistancemovementfitness.com, (651) 225-8878

TU Dance Center offers a variety of open classes in ballet, modern, Horton-based modern, West African, Gaga, yoga, and contemporary techniques. Classes are for intermediate and advanced levels.

Teaching artists include Toni Pierce-Sands, Berit Ahlgren, Sarah Baumert, Kenna Camara-Cottman, Penny Freeh, Laurel Keen, Abdo Sayegh, and Katelyn Skelley.

For current class listings, please visit the link below. Schedule is subject to change. Cost: $14/class, $120/10-class card.

*Please note: For Open Yoga- $12/class, $100/10-class card.

TU Dance Center is located at 2121 University Avenue West, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55114. Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side (free parking in the lot in front of TU Dance Center).

TU Dance Center, 2121 University Ave. W., St. Paul, MN 55114
Laurel Keen- education@tudance.org, (612) 605-1925

TU Dance Center offers an open yoga class on Saturday mornings from 9:00-9:45am with Sarah Baumert.

Explore how we can use our skeletal alignment, find clarity in movement awareness and understand how our musculature reorganizes during the poses to maintain ease. Each class will focus on a different theme geared towards adapting our bodies to the current season. All levels are welcome.

No equipment necessary.

COST: $12/class or $100/10 classes; cash, check, or credit card

No pre-registration required.

TU Dance Center, 2121 University Ave. W., St. Paul, MN 55114
Laurel Keen - education@tudance.org, (612) 605-1925

Every Thursday, 1-3pm at the Beautiful Studio

$1-10 sliding scale

(1pm-1:30pm Meditation, 1:30pm-3:00pm Tuning Score)

If interested please send an email to Jennifer- aravejl@yahoo.com expressing interest and to receive more specifics about the practice.

Jennifer has studied with Lisa Nelson for the past six years as part of Lisa Nelson and Steve Paxton's Figure Space Labs, where she honed her practice with the Lisa Nelson's tuning scores.

Lisa Nelson's tuning scores is the ground water beneath our feet and nutritive to any improvisational practice.

Give it a try!

The Beautiful Studio, 2242 University Ave Suite 214 (ENTRANCE on the Hampden) St Paul, MN 55104
Jennifer Arave- aravejl@yahoo.com, (612) 432-1512

Groove into your weekend and take care of your body!

Friday Morning Jazz at Zenon is a class for learners of all experience levels to feel their musicality, connect to one another and themselves through movement. Variety is the spice of this class that explores a wide gamut of movement and music styles on the jazz continuum! With only three more classes left this session (9:30-11am December 2, 9 and 16), don't miss your chance to get into the groove with us! Erinn Liebhard will be teaching these three classes; announcement on spring teachers to come soon :)

See you in class!

Zenon Dance Company and School, Cowles Center 4th Floor (528 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55403)
Erinn Liebhard- ekliebs@gmail.com

Light up December with an evening of spontaneous dance in the moment!

Dancers and dance enthusiasts are invited to join MotionArt to participate in or enjoy observing this month's informal evening of dance improvisation.

Friday, December 2, 2016
6:30pm – 8:00pm

Center for Performing Arts
3754 Pleasant Avenue South, Minneapolis

The gathering starts with a half hour warm-up, then moves into a number of unique improvisations that evolve from movement ideas suggested by participants.

Musician/percussionist Bruce Wintervold provides live music and extra inspiration.

No one turned away for lack of funds.
Open to people of all ages and abilities.
Suggested Donation: $5 - $10

For more information, visit MotionArt at www.motionartmn.org

Pam Gleason or Diane Moncrieff- info@motionartmn.org, (763) 221-6675

Join us for two open improvisation classes with HIJACK at TU Dance Center.

December 3 and 10, from 2-3pm.
Cost: $14/class, $120/10-class card.

HIJACK is the choreographic collaboration of Kristin Van Loon and Arwen Wilder. Van Loon and Wilder each grew up in Chicago, met at Colorado College, and established their collaboration in Minneapolis in 1993. HIJACK has taught and performed in Japan, Russia, Central America, Canada, and throughout the United States. HIJACK teaches Composition/Improvisation/Contact Improvisation at the University of Minnesota and as Guest Artists at St. Olaf College and Colorado College.

TU Dance Center, 2121 University Ave. W., St. Paul, MN 55114
Laurel Keen- education@tudance.org, (612) 605-1925

Young Dance offers classes in modern dance technique, improvisation, choreography, movement performance studies, all abilities, and a class just for boys!

Our classes are structured so that dancers can jump in and join a class anytime during the year. Students of all levels and backgrounds enjoy our collaborative and creative approach to dance!

Since 1987, Young Dance has encouraged youth in our community to build body and spirit through the creative art of dance. The dance students and company collaborate with professional artists, forge meaningful community partnerships and push the boundaries of the art and practice of dance. Young Dance is an inclusive, artistic community where creativity flourishes and all are encouraged to aspire to artistic professionalism.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT CLASSES: http://www.youngdance.org/class-schedule
EMAIL: info@youngdance.org
PHONE: 612-423-3064

Registration is open. Our next session of classes begins January 7, 2017!

Minneapolis and St. Paul locations-see website for details
Jennifer Glaws- jennifer@youngdance.org, (612) 423-3064